23 people lost their lives, while at least 97 passengers were injured after the high-speed Utkal Express jumped the rails.
The railway ministry said 21 people were killed and 97 injured, 26 of them grievously, in the accident near Khatauli in western Uttar Pradesh.
The Union railway ministry said in a release early this morning that 21 people were killed and 97 injured, 26 of them grievously, in the derailment yesterday.
Fourteen coaches of a high-speed Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express in UP's Muzzafarnagar jumped the rails on Saturday evening claiming at least 21 lives and leaving over 97 injured.
The tragic accident in Khatauli area in the district was not a nightmare for just the passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express, but also for the locals whose houses lined the tracks.
Utkal Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar: 21 dead, 92 injured; Three top Railways officials sent on leave, four engineering officers suspended
The mishap took place at the Meerut-Saharanpur section of Delhi division of Northern Railways. Sources said some of the coaches crashed into nearby houses causing major damage to public and property.